Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2012’
V. This latest update was simply a PowerPoint slide showing the new award schedule (see below). There are three MAJOR changes:
- NETCENTSII NETOPS and Infrastructure Solutions Full & Open contract award is delayed until Dec 2012
- NETCENTSII NETOPS and Infrastructure Solutions Small Business Companion contract award is delayed until March 2013
- NETCENTSII Application Services F&O contract award is delayed until March 2013
No other categories are affected at this time. There has been no explanation provided for the new delays.
An explanation for the new delays presumably comes from the DefenseSystems interview with Major General Craig Olson, AFPEO-Business Enterprise Services, on July 24th: “In the case of Products, during debriefings and subsequent protests, it became apparent that offerors may have inconsistently interpreted the requirements of the RFP as it related to completing contractual documentation and – in some aspects – the technical and price requirements.”
“In regards to Application Services Small Business, I cannot comment at this time due to litigation sensitivities. The government was notified of three protests just last week and is still evaluating them.”
“There are three more NETCENTSII contract sets we expect to award in 2012 and 2013: Application Services Full and Open (March 2013); Network Operations Full and Open (December 2012); and Network Operations Small Business (March 2013).”
“We are also planning for an IT Professional Support set of contracts that is currently on hold. To mitigate any potential support gap due to protests or other delays, we are taking steps to extend the original NETCENTS both in ceiling and period of performance.”
NETCENTSII aspirants’ Capture Teams were jolted awake over their first cup of coffee this Friday the 13th of July morning by DELTEK GOVWIN’s erroneous reports that NETCENTSII NETOPS & Infrastructure Solutions SB had three GAO protests filed against it.
A quick fact check of the GAO Bid Protest website revealed three protests have been filed by Insignia-Specturm, LLC, Software Engineering Services Corporation, and Ace Info Solutions, Inc on the NETCENTSII Application Services (Small Business Companion) acquisition. All three cases are listed as “open” with a due date of 17 Oct 2012 on the GAO site.
There are no protests on-file against the NETCENTSII NETOPS & Infrastructure Solutions Small Business Companion contract.
Time for that second cup of Newman’s Finest.